Leicester 2-1 Everton: strike from Kelechi Iheanacho on 94′ mins sends Foxes back to 2nd, Vardy nets

A 94th minute strike from Kelechi Iheanacho saw Leicester beat Everton 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

2019/2020 Premier League :-2 – 1
Vardy (68′)
Iheanacho (90’+4′)
Richarlison (23′)

Leicester City inflicted the cruellest of blows on beleaguered Everton manager Marco Silva as Kelechi Iheanacho’s stoppage time winner – awarded after VAR – kept the Foxes on the heels of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Everton deservedly led at half-time after Richarlison headed in powerfully from Djibril Sidibe’s cross, although Leicester had a penalty rightly ruled out by VAR after Ben Chilwell went down in a challenge with Mason Holgate.

Silva’s side were pulled back after 68 minutes when Jamie Vardy arrived unmarked at the back post to steer in Iheanacho’s effort as it flew across the face of goal.

Iheanacho placed a composed finish past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with the linesman’s flag raised for offside but after a lengthy wait, the goal was given amid wild celebrations from Leicester’s players and manager Brendan Rodgers as they kept Liverpool’s lead at eight points.

GOAL! Leicester 0-1 Everton (Richarlison)

Following a throw-in, Everton get it forward and switch play to the right, where Sidibe is able to put a cross into the box unimpeded.

Calvert-Lewin makes a dummy run which draws Soyuncu away from the penalty spot, where Richarlison pops up to smash a header past Schmeichel!

GOAL! Leicester 1-1 Everton (Vardy)

Iheanacho receives a leading pass from Ndidi at the edge of the penalty area and takes it in his stride, before taking Pickford out of the picture with a wonderful square pass!

From there, Vardy tucks it neatly into the near corner, levelling up the score!

GOAL! Leicester 2-1 Everton (Iheanacho)

IHEANACHO WINS IT AT THE DEATH! The substitute striker gets on the end of a delightful Pereira throughball and dispatches it with venom at the far corner!

After a lengthy VAR review in which the initial decision on the pitch was offside, the review overturns it and deems that Mina’s knee kept the striker onside! 2-1 Leicester! Incredible scenes!

Leicester 2-1 Everton: strike from Kelechi Iheanacho on 94′ mins sends Foxes back to 2nd, Vardy nets

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